Clara Jacob, a 26-year-old lady from Jalingo, Taraba State, drowned in a hotel swimming pool. Clara and her pals were swimming at the hotel pool on Saturday, October 30, when they realised she was missing, according to an eyewitness who talked to The Sun.
“We were swimming at the pool this evening when we observed she was struggling at the deep end.” We alerted the pool management to the fact that someone was drowning, but he stated that he does not know how to swim.
We were just there, desperately trying to find someone who could assist us, but to no effect.
She was in the water for over thirty minutes before her lifeless body was eventually dragged out,” the witness narrated.
The elder brother to the late Clara, Mr Jacob Joseph, who confirmed the sad incident said that the body has been taken to the Federal Medical Centre, Jalingo to be deposited at the morgue.
The terribly shaken Joseph said he was surprised that a hotel maintains a swimming pool with a pool manager that cannot swim, who watched as a young woman died helplessly.